New Harvard GSD Class Asks: Are Competitions Worth It?

  • 08 Jun 2014
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BIG’s 2009 render for the National Library in Astana, Kazakhstan, which was never built. Image Courtesy of BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

For small firms, design competitions can often feel like a Catch22 - enter and lose precious time and resources (usually for nothing) or avoid them – at the risk of losing out on the “big break.” Now a new class at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design takes on just this quandary, as well as the many other practical, theoretical, and moral implications of architectural competitions for the profession. Learn more at this article at the Harvard Gazette.

Cite: Whelan, Jennifer. "New Harvard GSD Class Asks: Are Competitions Worth It?" 08 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <>